With the reasonable success of Dusk we are seeing more and more “retro” fps games such as Iron Maiden, Revulsion, and that Heretic style game from the Dusk developer being made. Back when Dusk was announced and people started praising it even though it looked terrible visual vise one of the first things I pointed out to people was that if Dusk became a success then we would be flooded with similar games all of whom are claiming to be “retro” because they look like pixelated crap or have ultra low polygon counts.
I personally don’t think this trend is sustainable. I think retro fps games are currently just a fad and that after a while people will get sick of them causing the whole retro shooter industry to collapse. Perhaps there might be 1 or 2 that are extremely well made that might continue to see some success, but most will fail badly once the market becomes saturated. Defenders of retro fps will say this is true for all industries. Not true. Remember the fidget spinners? Are they still as popular now? Nope. There is a difference between a market growing and something becoming a temporary fad, and I consider the rise of the old school retro fps to be the later. Do you agree or disagree?